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Luca Podenzani
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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer & Helicopter Pilot
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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer & Helicopter Pilot

About our Client

Technically minded aircraft maintenance engineer and helicopter pilot with 20 years of experience including turbine and rotors inspection, troubleshooting, and maintenance work. Good understanding of the effect of extreme temperatures and atmospheric conditions on aircraft operation and skilled in applying basic standard maintenance practices. Efficient and flexible team player with strong experience collaborating with international teams and a diverse workforce. Exhibits strong work ethic and can work under pressure and unsupervised, and complete maintenance and operative documentation to a high standard.


• Currently work with Leonardo Helicopters Division on NH90 program at an Italian Navy base with customers to perform base maintenance to 900 hours 9 years inspection on modern aircraft

• Dedicated flight test engineer with Agusta Westland for the AW109 LUH program and performed test and adjustment to the first AW119 made at the Agusta Westland plant inPhiladelphia US.

• Technical customer support representative to follow the AW109 LUH fleet in New Zealand to increase customer knowledge of the aircraft with OJT, troubleshooting, track and balance and solving technical queries

• Represented the company in Bangladesh and Algeria for 4 months to train a team with no previous aeronautical experience to run the fleet in a safe manner with an aeronautical mindset

• Maintained fleet availability of at least 75% serviceable with an average of 90% in Algeria involving14 helicopters in 4 different bases operative 24/7

• Worked on theAW139 of UAE SAR as part of a big team (rotation 8 weeks on 4 weeks off) at theAbu Dhabi Aviation main base for base maintenance and flight line and at external operative bases 24h service. This experience developed the ability to integrate well with a multi-national and cross-cultural team.

Professional Experience

Helicopter Mechanic/  Technical Customer Support, Jan 2020 – present

Maintenance task/repairs/troubleshooting/Inspections on NH 90 ( Italian Navy versions) and AW101 

Helicopter Mechanic on AW109N, Sept 2018 – Nov 2018

ISATI SRL  / Italy/

Provided aeronautical customer support For LeonardoHelicopter division for base inspection at customer base (Guardia di Finanza, custom police)


Helicopter Pilot ( Corporate Flights), July 2018 – Aug 2018

Ariane srl / Italy /

• Pilot/mechanic onBell 206 for external customer

• Preparation of flights and maintenance of  helicopter serviceability

• Mechanic permit to manage the helicopter at 360 degree


Pilot / Mechanic, June 2017 – June 2018

Hover fly division SAM /Italy /

• Helicopter transport and maintenance and summer season pilot on Airbus AS350 B3, during winter season mechanic operation on AS350 B3 (12 years inspection)

• Daily flights mechanic for maintenance tasks and care of the hangar


Mechanic Fitter, July 2015 - June 2017

Abu Dhabi Aviation / UAE /

• Helicopter ground operations/maintenance / trouble shooting / customer support

• Daily inspections and maintenance tasks on Leonardo AW139 for Search and Rescue operation at main base and operative bases for h24 service.


Field Service Representative / Customer Support Specialist, June 2011 – June 2015

ISATI SRL  / Italy/


AW109E Bangladesh Navy, training activity in the classroom and OJT activities in hangar and flight line


ISATI Technician for Agusta Westland

• Field ServiceRep. AW109 LUH for New Zealand Royal Air Force training activity in the classroom and OJT activities in hangar and flight line (June 2011-March 2012)

• CustomerSupport Specialist in relation to the inspection and rework of machines A109LUH, AW139 Air Force and AW119 KE, training activity in the classroom and OJT activities in hangar and flight line, for the Gendarmerie in Algeria.


Pilot + Ground Operations, Elimediterranea Italy, July- Sept 2010

• Pilot on  Airbus AS350 B3 for firefighting operations and ground operations support.


HEMS Pilot, 2008 -2009

Elilombarda Italy                                                                                                                                                       

Flight Test Engineer for Production, 2003– 2008

Agusta WestlandItaly, 

• Production test flight engineer on AW109 series, AW139, AW129 CBT, NH90, AW101, AW119

• Performed test priority for final delivery and certificate flights


Helicopter Mechanic, Pilot, Ground Instructor, Ground Operator, 1999 - 2003

Air Service Center, Italy.

• Aerial work and mechanics on Airbus AS350 B2 B3and Hughes H300



• Safety hangar manager 2021 Pedago srl (2021)

• Par 66 modules3, 9 and 10 Aviotrace Swiss (2017)

• Single pilot captain course Hover Fly division SAM (2017)

• Agusta WestlandAW 139 maintenance course Abu Dhabi Aviation (2015)

• SMS course Abu Dhabi Aviation (2015)

• Turbomeca Arrius engine course at Turbomeca Safran academy (2014)

• Gusta WestlandAW139 mechanic maintenance course Agusta Westland training academy (2012)

• Airport security and dangerous goods Elilombarda (2008)

• Agusta WestlandAW109E and S pilot type rating at Elilombarda (2008)

• Flight test engineer licence, Agusta training academy & exam at Italian Aeronautical Authority(2006)

• Agusta Aw109 e maintenance course at Agusta training academy (2004)

• Helicopter commercial pilot at Air Service Center (H300 and AS350) (2002)

• Helicopter mechanic at Air Service Center (2000)

• PPL(A) Air Columbia flight school on Cessna C150 and C172 (1996)


• Walking in nature with my kids and playing tennis

• Following motorsport competitions, reading technical books and how technology is applied to these cars

• Reading history books and visiting museums and castles


Technical Skills

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